Term dates

Information on term dates for the 2017-18 school year in Leicester.

Further information

The information below shows the date patterns we set, which all maintained and voluntary controlled schools in the city are obliged to follow. Please note that each school will close to pupils on 3 days during the academic year for teacher training. Schools can choose different dates on which to close, so we strongly advise that you check with your own school directly to confirm their own term dates.

Academies and free schools are able to set their own term dates.  If your child attends an academy or a free school, you should check with the school directly to ask them about their own term dates.

School term and holiday dates 2017/18

Autumn term 2017

Open/Closure/Holidays Dates
Bank holiday Monday 28 August 2017
Schools open Tuesday 29 August 2017
Schools close Friday 13 October 2017
Autumn half term Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October 2017
Schools open Monday 23 October 2017
Schools close Wednesday 20 December 2017
Christmas and new year holiday Thursday 21 December 2017 to Monday 8 January 2018

Spring term 2018

Open/Closure/Holidays Dates
Schools open Tuesday 9 January 2018
Schools close Friday 9 February 2018
Spring half term Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2018
Schools open Monday 19 February 2018
Schools close Friday 23 March 2018
Easter holidays Monday 26 March to Friday 6 April 2018

Summer term 2018

Open/Closure/Holidays Dates
Schools open Monday 9 April 2018
Bank holiday Monday 7 May 2018
Schools close Friday 25 May 2018
Summer half term Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018
Schools open Monday 4 June 2018
Schools close Friday 13 July 2018
Summer holiday begins Monday 16 July 2018

Future term dates

School term and holiday date patterns to 2019/20 can be viewed below.

Please note that a change has been made to the 2019 February half term holiday date. The revised 2018/19 term dates are available below.